A two-part film, actually two concurrent stories, that reveals the dissolution of an 18-year marriage from two points of view.
The stories are set in Rome, where the wealthy Martin and Jane Reynolds (Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor) meet by chance after a two-year separation.
In the first of the two stories, Martin has returned to Rome on business, representing an African managerial firm. Martin remembers his marriage as a rather sado-masochistic union.
Part two examines the marriage from Jane's point of view, focusing more on the family life, on how the children have been scarred by the crumbling marriage.
March 24, 2019 Subject:
Liz n Dick
Sure, it's a bad movie, but it stars the coolest celeb couple of their era. Taylor's many chic outfits are a plus. Best watched in increments. Only fly in the ointment is Carrie Nye as 'the other woman'; hard to believe -this- is who Dick leaves our Liz for; how much better someone like Rosalind Cash or Jennifer Warren would've been.
March 19, 2014 Subject:
Agree with MING!
43 minutes into Divorce His I had to turn this talky, drawn out part (one) off. I didn't notice characterization or even plot in that time. Watch 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?' instead.
August 5, 2009 Subject:
Like watching concrete set
Bought this for $1 at Target. Apart from the cool look at the dated clothing and the somewhat sophisticated settings, the film is a tedious recollection of an ill-advised marriage breaking down. He's a repressed jerk and she's a full-blown neurotic. And that's followed by a couple hours of bickering. Go rent "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf" instead.